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Tax Preparer Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers amongst West Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Tax Preparers in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,350
25th Percentile Wage
$21,700
50th Percentile Wage
$26,790
75th Percentile Wage
$31,880
90th Percentile Wage
$45,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.30
25th Percentile Wage
$10.43
50th Percentile Wage
$12.88
75th Percentile Wage
$15.33
90th Percentile Wage
$22.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.05. The median hourly salary is $12.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.30.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,79010.97%-8.66%
201523,8501.64%-
201423,460-17.26%-
201327,510-5.82%-
201229,110--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Preparers in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of West Virginia ranges from $24,950 to $42,960. The highest paying area for tax preparers in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $42,960. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Huntington-Ashland (mean annual salary $28,370). The lowest paying area is Hagerstown-Martinsburg with a median annual salary of $24,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$42,960
Huntington-Ashland
$28,370
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$25,770
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$24,950



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